Podcast Episode 2: Civil War Mourning with Samantha McCarty
May 11, 2017
We’re excited to announce our “second” episode of Fashion History with American Duchess! Today, we are chatting with the lovely Samantha McCarty of The Couture Courtesan all about mourning dress during the American Civil War. I (Abby) have been lucky enough to listen to Samantha lecture on this subject on two separate occasions, and I still was completely enthralled by the wealth of knowledge that Samantha shared on the subject for the podcast.
Samantha in Half-Mourning while attending Gettysburg Remembrance Day
Here are some example images & links to fabrics so you can make your own mourning attire:
Click Here to buy a modern (silk) crape substitute that Samantha recommends.